Harvard Law prof suggests packing SCOTUS with liberals, tells Tucker Carlson that ‘socialism will win’

While discussing the Supreme Court with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson on Tuesday, Harvard Law professor Ian Samuel suggested that Democrats increase the size of the Supreme Court and then pack it with all liberals to make sure the left’s agenda becomes the law of the land.  He finished the segment by telling Carlson that “socialism will win.”


“Wouldn’t it just be easier to give California, I don’t know, 27 new congressional districts in LA County and be done with it?” Carlson asked. “Or maybe just abolish Congress entirely. If the goal is just to increase the power of the left, why mess around with the Supreme Court?”

According to The Daily Caller:

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Samuel responded by contending that both sides “agree on the basic end,” that the Supreme Court “not be a partisan institution subject to sort of like ideological swings.” Citing the fact that “14 out of the last 18” justices were appointed by Republican presidents, Samuel insisted that he only wants to return the court to being a “nonpartisan institution.”

But, according to the Harvard professor, “We can’t do that until we add some seats to correct the balance.”

Odd, liberals didn’t seem to care too much when Barack Obama was in power.  But we all know the real goal, and it certainly isn’t to have “balance,” even though that’s what they’ll tell their low-information base, which would probably accept the idea that the moon is made of Play-Doh if a highly-placed liberal said so.

“Look, I would love a sort of settlement once this is all done,” Samuel said in response. “I would love to get to a place, for example, where maybe every president gets two or three guaranteed Supreme Court nominations. Maybe we should have an even numbered Supreme Court. You know, ten justices, five from each party. I think that would be nice. It would require a little court packing, but that’s the art of the deal. The reality is, we’re way out of whack, and if we are to have any hope of moving forward with a Supreme Court that’s not this kind of ideological partisan institution we have a lot of work to do, so let’s do it.”

By “way out of whack,” Samuel really means, “there may be a conservative majority on the court and I can’t handle that.”

“So in other words,” Carlson said, “increase the power of the left and everything will be cool…”

Yeah, that’s pretty much it.

Carlson gave Samuel the final word in the interview, and that’s when the mask was ripped off, revealing his true agenda.

“Socialism will win,” he said.  “Thanks for having me.”

He later doubled down on Twitter, praising Venezuela.

“Hot take: Venezuela is a great country full of great people with a corrupt government. It has that in common with America. Quit shitting on a beautiful slice of humanity. God loves them just as much as he loves you,” he tweeted.


That prompted some predictable responses.

Just think, that’s what the Democrats want for America, and they actually think that will get them elected.  Just ask DNC boss Tom Perez.


One person offered this bit of sage advise:


For those who think Samuel was just tweaking Carlson with his final comment, keep in mind that he once admitted to being a “card-carrying socialist” despite having clerked with Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and Judge Alex Kozinski of the Ninth U.S. Court of Appeals.

“I am firmly planted on the political left. I am a self-described socialist. In fact, I am literally a card-carrying socialist,” he told Vivia Chen in April.

Yes — this is what’s molding and shaping (read, indoctrinating) our next generation of leaders…

Here’s video of the segment:


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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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